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The Rasselbock Run – Spring 2024

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

NG21 9JH, Mansfield, United Kingdom

Sun 7th April 2024

Starting at 09:00

2 races


Organiser's Description

Back again in the spring sunshine, just as the forest is starting to come into its own. As always the event will be a six-hour challenge on a looped course around the beautiful forest which is looked after by the UK Forestry Commission. You may attempt to complete as many laps as possible over the full six hours, or you may choose to finish just one, either way, you will be a finisher and receive your bespoke medal and goody bag.

You may attempt to complete as many laps as possible over the full six hours, or you may choose to finish just one, the choice is yours and you don't have to decide how far you're running until you're running!

The loop at Sherwood Pines is exactly 5.79km long which means if you complete 4 laps you have done a half marathon, 8 laps, a full marathon and 9 laps or more will be classed as an Ultra.

At Rasselbock we like to put on events how we'd like to have them. No stress, pressure, a great bunch of runners, and a small entry pool so everyone can meet each other. You can decide on the day how far you'd like to run so there are no worries if you're having a "bad running day". Just complete one lap of the event and you're classed as a finisher.


  • Entry Including Goody Bag


    Booking for more than 1?
  • Entry Including Vegan Goody Bag


    Booking for more than 1?


  • Entry Including Goody Bag


    Booking for more than 1?
  • Entry Including Vegan Goody Bag


    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

You'll receive your pre-race briefing via email roughly ten days before the event date that will be packed full of all of the information that you may need to know. The event will have full first aid supplied by Nottingham Search and Rescue.

  • Full onsite first aid
  • Bespoke medal
  • Goody bag
  • Fully signposted route
  • Huge fully stocked aid staion at race HQ
  • All the snacks and drinks that you could imagine
  • Amazing support from Team Rasselbock and other runners

How to Get There

The nearest train stations are Mansfield and Retford. Mansfield has a public bus to the county park roughly every 15 minutes (Bus No. 14, 15 or 15A to Archway Road or Sherwood Pines). This does vary at the weekend and it is always best to check the timetables before booking. After the bus, there is around a 1-mile walk into the forest to the start line. Usually, on a Sunday morning, it is best to pre-book a taxi to the start line. If you are staying overnight before the event and using public transport, then I would recommend looking at places to stay in Edwinstone, Clipstone, or Ollerton. All are a very short taxi ride from the forest.


There is a large car park with Sherwood Pines Forest which we are permitted to use. There is a charge for the car park which we, unfortunately, cannot offer a discount on.

As always we encourage people to car share or use public transport as much as possible when coming to our events. Not only does this mean we help the environment a little but it also means that people get to know each other a little more and you can share the costs of petrol and the car park!

If you are looking for a lift or have space in your car, then make sure you post in our Team Rasselbock Facebook group to see who else is heading that way.


The park will be open from 8am, and from the car park area you will need to head towards the visitor center (the only buildings on the site). With the center on your right and GO Ape on your left, keep walking down the pathway until you see the large Rasselbock flags at the Race HQ.

Course Details

The route sets off from our own dedicated Race HQ area as we head into the forest weaving through the Pines. The route is on a mixed trail of forest floor, muddy areas, and packed gravel paths. Enough of a mix to keep the laps interesting. There are some hills included in the route for free, but nothing that you cannot manage.


  • Age restrictions

    Unfortunately, we do not allow under 12’s to participate in any live event. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 then we will need a parent or guardian to contact us before signing up so that we can advise them on how to register your place. Even though we are not a part of the UKA we still abide by their rules which means that the following ages are limited to the following distances. Over 12 years – under 14 years – 5,000 metres Over 14 years – under 16 years – 6,000 metres Over 16 years – under 17 years – 10,000 metres Over 17 years – under 18 years – 25,000 metres Over 18 years – under 20 years – 45,000 metres


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5 reviews


·2 months ago

What an amazing event for my first organised run! I arrived and saw people of all ages, races, shapes and sizes it really is open to anyone from your weekend warrior to your hardened ultra runner. Registration was easy, course well marked out, the staff very encouraging with their cheers. If I had to raise one negative it would be the distances, the advert claimed that 8 laps was a marathon, when in face 8 laps it’s just shy of 29 miles!! Cannot fault the people, the course, the food and drink and of course the lovely medal that was in keeping with the event. I’m looking to run this again next year to see if I can beat 8 laps 🤞

·5 months ago

A nice simple loop round the forest with lovely Marshall’s to stop you getting lost and cheer you on, and lovely choice of food to eat and squash or water or pop to drink also tea an coffee, you can do as many as you wish to do from 1 to well you have six hours so the sky is the limit I did 4 just over a half marathon Happy to try another one of there races ,good pre races communication to .

·7 months ago

Amazingly well run. My first time running one of these and was very impressed with the organisation from start to finish! Marshall’s around the track were great at some much needed motivation! And let’s not forget the free snack stand! This saved me!! Great atmosphere and really friendly. Sherwood pines is also a gorgeous route to run round! Very impressed and when my legs event recover then I’ll definitely be back. Thanks to everyone’s hard work x

·7 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this event, very well organised, very friendly and great route. Parking was easy , memento was a lovely touch not to mention the buffet and goodie bag. Would recommend and we are returning in April.

·a year ago

Very impressed with the communication, organisation and the course. The atmosphere and camaraderie between runners was fantastic and for me so much better than a road run. Looking forward to doing another. Thank you to all the volunteers who were fantastic as well

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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

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